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batollo
Oct 21, 2008, 01:20 AM
Hey guys, I just bought my first macbook and I am fascinated. But what is it for a noise when I start the mac? I mean the noise from the disc drive, it sounds like it tries to eject a disc. Today in my class people around me were looking because of this sound.

Does anyone knows what I mean and can tell me if everything is alright?



Skyldig
Oct 21, 2008, 01:25 AM
I don't have an Alubook yet, but I can tell you that my 1 gen. Macbook does the exact same thing. Nothing is wrong with your computer, but I have no idea why it makes that noise everytime it boots up.

GadgetCollector
Oct 21, 2008, 01:26 AM
Don't worry, it's normal. Every time I insert a disc, it sounds like the Mac will break and eject it just like what you said. No, it's perfectly OK. It scares me a little bit, though. :D

angemon89
Oct 21, 2008, 01:51 AM
Its the disc drive checking to see if there's a disc when you boot up or wake from sleep. It's perfectly normal.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1723?viewlocale=en_US

Clayne
Oct 21, 2008, 01:52 AM
When I insert and eject a disc, it makes this horrible clicking sound a couple times. Is this what you're talking about? If not, is THIS normal??

Dybbuk
Oct 21, 2008, 01:57 AM
being terrified of the superdrive's monstrous noises is standard mac initiation

angemon89
Oct 21, 2008, 02:06 AM
being terrified of the superdrive's monstrous noises is standard mac initiation

lol.

This is my favorite:

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/51/3054781201801120/www.info.apple.com/images/kbase/305478/305478_mbinsert.aiff

Clayne
Oct 21, 2008, 02:08 AM
lol.

This is my favorite:

http://a248.e.akamai.net/7/248/51/3054781201801120/www.info.apple.com/images/kbase/305478/305478_mbinsert.aiff

Haha, oh god that's it.

Alright, well as long as it's normal.

I guess he's right though, it's initiation!

batollo
Oct 21, 2008, 02:10 AM
Thanks for the responses.

I don't mean the noise when I want to use the drive, but when I start the mac after stutting it down it makes this noise (like using it, but i just press the power-on button).

btw: is it sufficient to close the mac when I am going to tranport it or should I shut it down completely?

Dybbuk
Oct 21, 2008, 02:11 AM
Just close it and make sure it's a sleep.

And it's normal for the drive to spin slightly when booting or waking.

themoonisdown09
Oct 21, 2008, 12:52 PM
I don't have an Alubook yet, but I can tell you that my 1 gen. Macbook does the exact same thing. Nothing is wrong with your computer, but I have no idea why it makes that noise everytime it boots up.

What is an Alubook??? Don't you know it's called a Glassbook!

I'm only kidding by the way.